If your instinct is to gravitate towards “utility” styles in the shoe department — basic black booties, neutral heels, and classic white sneakers — know that you’re leaving a ton of style potential on the table. Especially if you tend (or want) to dress more simply, fashion-forward footwear is one of the easiest ways to turn an unassuming outfit into a look. We rounded up a dozen statement-making options from Katy Perry Collections for doing just that.
Polka dots are everywhere right now, making these satin kitten heels a low-risk way to ease into the printed-shoes pond.
Leopard print is another enduring trend, so these thigh-high showstoppers (a dramatic match for midi dresses) will be “in” for years to come.
While zebra gets less glory as a fashion print, it’s a perfect way to spice up your everyday low-tops: eye-catching, yet still versatile in black and white.
You might already own a nude pump that, while useful, doesn’t draw much notice. This feathered version is the footwear equivalent of not settling.
A red shoe is a classic power move. Wear these harlequin-heel Mary Janes with a blazer and girlfriend jeans, or with a mini dress to go dancing.
Most flats, frankly, are boring. Save your feet on busy days — and add some fun to your outfit — in these royal blue, rainbow-jeweled smoking slippers.
Slip these sheer pumps on for a pin-up moment whenever you please.
Swap the plain black booties you wore to death last season with this subtly sparkly upgrade.
Even in a minimal silhouette, gold instantly makes any look feel flashier. (Extra points for the multicolored gems bedecking this pair.)
Here’s a trick: Every time you’re tempted to complete your outfit off with simple black heels, see if dark blue works instead.
When putting together an elaborate look isn’t in the cards, these booties are an easy way to add ample personality.
These disco platforms speak for themselves, and they’ll do the styling work for you, too. Just add a jumpsuit and oversized earrings to take on the night.
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